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Trump warns ‘rogue regime’ North Korea of grave danger

US President Donald Trump arrived in China on Wednesday seeking help to rein in North Korea after warning North’s leader that the nuclear weapons he is developing “are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger.”

Trump used some of his toughest language yet against North Korea in a wide-ranging address in Seoul that lodged specific accusations of chilling human rights abuses. He called on countries around the world to isolate Pyongyang by denying it “any form of support, supply or acceptance.”

At N Korea’s doorstep, Trump warns of US power while also striking conciliatory note

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned North Korea he was prepared to use the full range of military power to stop any attack, but in a more conciliatory appeal than ever before he urged Pyongyang to “make a deal” to end the nuclear standoff.

Speaking on North Korea’s doorstep during a visit to Seoul, Trump said that while “we hope to God” not to have to resort to the use of full US military might, he was ready to do whatever was necessary to prevent the “North Korean dictator” from threatening millions of lives.

Trump Pushes Japan to Buy Military Equipment, Hits Out on Trade

President Donald Trump urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to purchase U.S. military equipment to create jobs in America after telling leaders that Japan had an unfair advantage on trade.

In a joint press briefing with Abe in Tokyo on Monday, Trump hailed the U.S.-Japan alliance even as he called for a reduction in the trade gap between the countries. Trump reeled off several possibilities, including missile-defence systems, missiles and F-35 fighter jets.

Trump’s H-1B reform may make life hell for firms, immigrants

Donald Trump came into office promising a restrictive new approach to immigration and there has been little question about his intention to follow through – with one seeming exception. Despite its enthusiastic rhetoric about the H-1B programme, which provides temporary visas to high-skilled workers, the administration failed to make significant changes in time to impact the programme’s annual lottery this April, leaving some who had anticipated action fuming. It has also declined to take up any of the legislative proposals for H-1B overhaul.

No dictator should underestimate US resolve, warns Trump

US President Donald Trump warned nations against challenging the US as he rallied American troops in Japan on the first stop of his 11-day tour of Asia. Speaking to US and Japanese military personnel on Sunday at Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo, Trump said he would push for freedom in the region and fair trade in meetings with other leaders. He also exuded confidence in the US military as tensions rise with North Korea.

Trump calls for death penalty for Uzbek man charged in New York attack

US President Donald Trump called for the death penalty on Wednesday for an Uzbek immigrant accused of plowing a truck down a New York City bike path, killing eight people, describing the man as a “terrorist.”

Sayfullo Saipov, 29, who was hospitalised after he was shot by a police officer and arrested, told investigators he had been inspired by watching Islamic State videos and began planning Tuesday’s attack a year ago, according to a criminal complaint filed against him on Wednesday.

Mylan top executive engulfed in alleged price-fixing ring

A large group of US states accused key players in the generic drug industry of a broad price-fixing conspiracy, moving on Tuesday to widen an earlier lawsuit to add many more drugmakers and medicines in an action that sent some company shares tumbling.

Deadly Halloween attack in New York branded terrorism by authorities

An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York City by driving a rental truck down a riverfront bike path on Tuesday appeared to have acted alone, but the Halloween Day attack had all the hallmarks of terrorism, authorities said.

The suspect, who was shot by police and arrested moments after Tuesday’s rampage on the Lower West Side of Manhattan, left a note saying he carried out the attack in the name of the militant Islamic State group, the New York Times and CNN said.

Dhumal is BJP’s CM face for Himachal

With just nine days left for polling to take place in Himachal Pradesh, BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday announced that 73-year-old veteran leader Professor PK Dhumal will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate in the hill state.

The name of Dhumal, who is just two years short of the party’s unofficial age bar, was announced by Shah at an election rally in the state where the Virbhadra Singh-led Congress government is facing massive anti-incumbency sentiment.